Colleges for a 4.0 GPA

What colleges will accept a 4.0 grade point average?

Is a 4.0 good in high school?

A 4.0 is the highest possible unweighted GPA which indicates you've achieved straight A's throughout your high school career. This puts you in an excellent position to for application and possible acceptance at the most elite and selective colleges in the U.S including the Ivy League. Keep in mind that a perfect GPA isn't enough, you will need equally strong SAT and ACT scores to get into the reach colleges on this list.

What colleges can I get into?

Graduating with a high school GPA of 4.0 places you within of the academic range at colleges like Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Florida. CollegeSimply has analyzed the incoming freshman grade point averages for a large portion of U.S. schools and selected 410 colleges where students have a competitive chance of getting in with a 4.0. Below are some of the top ranked colleges which have historically accepted students in the 4.0 range plus or minus .3 grade points. Scroll down further to sort and filter the full list and see your admission chances at each school.

What is a 4.0 GPA?

A 4.0 is equal to a 95% (or above) on the standard U.S. high school unweighted 4.0 scale. The letter grade equivalent of a 4.0 is an A average.


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List of 4.0 GPA Colleges

Displaying 410 colleges where your 4.0 GPA is within the typical range of past accepted students. You have a chance at being accepted but admission may be challenging at more selective colleges. Hint: Filter by admission chance for 801 target schools (good chance), 99 reach (harder) schools and 4,131 safety (easier) schools you can consider.

Harvard University
H
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

4.0 Average GPA

#1 Best Colleges in America

  • 30,391enrollment
  • $18,037net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1460-1580SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance5%

Stanford University
S
Stanford, CA
Stanford University

Private 4 Year

6 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in America

  • 15,953enrollment
  • $20,023net price
  • 5%acceptance rate
  • 1420-1570SAT range
  • 31-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance5%

Applications Due Jan 3

University of Florida
F
Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

3.88 Average GPA

#7 Best Public Universities in America

  • 53,372enrollment
  • $10,075net price
  • 31%acceptance rate
  • 1290-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance37%

Applications Due Nov 1

The University of Texas at Austin
T
Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.8 Estimated Average GPA

#11 Best Public Universities in America

  • 50,476enrollment
  • $16,892net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1470SAT range
  • 26-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance43%

Applications Due Dec 1

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.87 Average GPA

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance32%

Applications Due Feb 1

University of California Los Angeles
C
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Los Angeles

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.9 Average GPA

#4 Best Public Universities in America

  • 44,589enrollment
  • $16,474net price
  • 14%acceptance rate
  • 1300-1530SAT range
  • 29-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance17%

Applications Due Nov 30

Florida State University
F
Tallahassee, FL
Florida State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

4.16 Average Weighted GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Florida

  • 43,569enrollment
  • $12,815net price
  • 32%acceptance rate
  • 1220-1350SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance24%

University of Southern California
S
Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.83 Average GPA

#4 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 46,287enrollment
  • $39,759net price
  • 16%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1530SAT range
  • 30-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance22%

Applications Due Jan 10

University of Miami
M
Coral Gables, FL
University of Miami

Private 4 Year

13 reviews

3.6 Average Weighted GPA

#1 Best Private Colleges in Florida

  • 17,809enrollment
  • $31,726net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1420SAT range
  • 28-32ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance56%

Applications Due Jan 1

University of Georgia
G
Athens, GA
University of Georgia

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

4.02 Average Weighted GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Georgia

  • 39,147enrollment
  • $16,580net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1460SAT range
  • 29-33ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance47%

Applications Due Jan 1

Penn State Main Campus
P
University Park, PA
Penn State Main Campus

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

3.68 Estimated Average GPA

#2 Best Public Universities in Pennsylvania

  • 46,810enrollment
  • $25,548net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1300SAT range
  • 24-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance88%

Virginia Tech
V
Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Tech

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

3.96 Average GPA

#24 Best Public Universities in America

  • 37,024enrollment
  • $20,247net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 1170-1370SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance68%

Applications Due Feb 1

New York University
N
New York, NY
New York University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.71 Average GPA

#6 Best Private Colleges in New York

  • 52,775enrollment
  • $45,417net price
  • 21%acceptance rate
  • 1370-1540SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance34%

Applications Due Jan 1

Duke University
D
Durham, NC
Duke University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.94 Estimated Average GPA

#5 Best Colleges in America

  • 16,172enrollment
  • $26,932net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 34-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance9%

Applications Due Jan 2

Vanderbilt University
V
Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

3.86 Average GPA

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 13,537enrollment
  • $25,804net price
  • 12%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1570SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance16%

Applications Due Jan 1

Princeton University
P
Princeton, NJ
Princeton University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#2 Best Colleges in America

  • 7,853enrollment
  • $18,685net price
  • 6%acceptance rate
  • 1450-1570SAT range
  • 32-35ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance7%

Applications Due Jan 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

3.74 Average GPA

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance85%

Johns Hopkins University
J
Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

3.92 Average GPA

#10 Best Colleges in America

  • 28,890enrollment
  • $25,241net price
  • 11%acceptance rate
  • 1470-1560SAT range
  • 34-36ACT range
Your 4.0 GPA
Admission Chance13%

Applications Due Apr 1